Illustrated Glossary of Organic Chemistry

Stork enamine reaction: A Michael addition reaction in which the nucleophile is an enamine. Developed by Gilbert Stork of Columbia University.

In this Stork enamine reaction, cyclohexanone is reacted with pyrrolidine in the presence of p-TsOH catalysis to produce an enamine. This enamine undergoes Michael addition to but-3-en-2-one, which (after hydrolysis) produces 2-(3-oxobutyl)cyclohexan-1-one, a 1,5-diketone.